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Old 05-14-2007, 03:07 PM   #21
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Default Re: parallel twin power to the people.

"It seems the Versys is more of a competitor to the WeeStrom...'





i agree. the klr is probably by far the best bang for the buck in off-road touring. but from my limited experience with it, i would suppose that with progressive spring replacement and a proper set of rough-terrain tires, the versys would do just about anything i could ask of an adventure tourer. and i'd have the ninja 650 engine to boot.



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Old 05-14-2007, 03:09 PM   #22
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Ace, you either do or used to sell bikes. You know there is no way a 650 twin version of the KLR would be at or below the current price (and at sub $5K it would be about $400 less than the current model).



Do I agree it would be a hell of a popular bike that would sell a ton of units? Yes.



But it would never make it to the show room at anything less than $5999. And odds are it would be around $6499.



It would be pretty sweet if they did price it that low, though.

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Old 05-14-2007, 03:13 PM   #23
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Default Re: Riding With the Winds of Change: The 2008 KLR

Oh my. Took a look and...08 is 50lbs plus!

Yikes. Thats hard to swallow....makes me want to find dusty 06, 07 on lonely showroom floor somewhere for Real Cheap.

And the twin we dont get is 15lbs porkier still. Like it a lot though.
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:16 PM   #24
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Kind of funny how new technology is 50lbs heaver than 20 year old technology.



Alright, seriously, I need to stop posting. This thread is way too heavy with my useless crap.

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Old 05-14-2007, 03:19 PM   #25
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Default Re: parallel twin power to the people.

Between the Insurance world and sales and finance, I've been involved in the motorcycle business for 10 of my 25yrs of riding. I agree that Kawi couldn't sell it for $4999, but it is possible to still undercut the XR650 ($5800) pricetag. The Ninja motor wouldn't even have to be "re-tuned" just set up the motor mounts then plug and chug. It'd still be thousands less than a BMW F GS bike and able to get 45mpg or better.
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:21 PM   #26
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Default Re: Riding With the Winds of Change: The 2008 KLR

it's all in the alternator and those new twin healight bulbs.
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:39 PM   #27
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Default Re: Riding With the Winds of Change: The 2008 KLR

There just isn't enough cowbell here.
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:47 PM   #28
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porky? go and boil your bottoms, you silly arthur king.
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:49 PM   #29
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before we're done here.. y'all be wearing gold-plated diapers.
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Old 05-14-2007, 04:02 PM   #30
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Sweet, the $2k of mods I made to my old KLR included in the delivery price. Must... Find... six... K...
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